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Fugitive wanted in killing of three women, one toddler in Virginia caught in Buffalo

A man suspected of killing four people in Virginia has been caught by U.S. Marshals and is being held in Buffalo.

Alexander Rosevelt Hill Jr., 48, was arraigned Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott on a charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

“He is in custody,” Charles F. Salina, the U.S. Marshal in Buffalo, said of Hill. Salina said Hill will be transferred to Virginia to face prosecution there.

Police said Hill has been on the run since last April when firefighters in Petersburg, Va., discovered the bodies of Pauline Wilkins, daughter Vicki Chavis Ansar, granddaughter Tanique Davis and 2-year-old great-grandson Delvari Chavis in the debris of a burned-out building. They said Wilkins and Ansar died from stab wounds and the others from smoke inhalation.

A reward of $10,000 was offered for information leading to Hill’s arrest.

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